Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&As—employment

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&As—employment

This Practice Note contains a list of coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&As that relate to employment.

Q&As

Q&ASummary
From 1 July 2021, in order to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), does the employer have to keep paying the furloughed employee 80% of their usual wages (subject to the £2,500 cap), or can they pay them the amount of the reduced grant, ie 70% of wages subject to the £2,187.50 cap, without it affecting their ability to claim from HMRC?This Q&A considers whether, from 1 July 2021, an employer claiming for a furloughed employee under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme must pay the employee 80% of their usual wages subject to the cap, or whether it can pay the amount of the reduced grant.
Should employers have put in place a new furlough agreement to claim from 1 November 2020 in circumstances where staff remained fully furloughed and their original agreements didn’t refer to a specific end date?This Q&A considers whether an employer who had an agreement in place with a fully-furloughed employee in respect of the original Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to 31 October 2020 would need to have put in place a new agreement in order to continue to fully furlough that employee under the revised CJRS from 1 November 2020, where the original agreement did

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